Beaus Collabrrrewnaut Espresso Pilsner

Brewed by Beau’s Brewing Co.
Style: Spice/Herb/Vegetable
Vankleek Hill, Canada


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RATINGS: 26   MEAN: 3.42/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35/5   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Our annual feBREWary coffee + beer collaboration with Ottawa’s Bridgehead Roastery returns in 2014 with Collabrrrewnaut, a coffee-infused classic Bohemian Pilsner. This beer was lagered for six weeks then cold-infused with a Bridgehead Peruvian micro lot espresso roast, to create a harmonious juxtaposition of light and dark.

History & Style
The world’s first blond lager, Bohemian pilsners were first brewed in the mid-19th century. The style originated in the City of Plzen (Pilsen), part of the present-day Czech Republic. Known for its light, clear colour and clean, crisp finish, our Collabrrrewnaut sends the pilsner brewing tradition hurtling space years ahead of its time with a espresso-roast coffee infusion.

Tasting Notes
Collabrrrewnaut has an herbal, spicy noble hop aroma, with a subtle yet ever-present espresso note that lingers like the scent of coffee in a busy Czech café. The beer possesses a mild bitterness, with a clean dry finish. Restrained nuances courtesy of the coffee suggest dried figs, nutty richness and chocolate as they intermingle with the classic Pilsner style.

Food Pairings
Weisswurst, banana pancakes, lemon-lime cheesecake Technical Specs
ALC./VOL.: 5.0%
INGREDIENTS: Local Spring Water, Organic, Barley Malts, Organic Fairtrade Coffee, Organic Hops, Brewer’s Yeast.
MALTS: Pilsner, Carafoam, Acidulated (All Organic)
HOPS: Hersbrucker (All Organic)
COFFEE: Bridgehead Coffee Peruvian Micro Lot
IBU’S: 30
OG: 12.1°P
FG: 2.5°P

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lefossoyeur (612) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 25, 2017
Pours clear blonde with a beautiful orange hue, fizzy white head, dissipating quickly. Aromas consists of a smooth filtered brewed coffee with some herbal hops qualities in the back. Light bodied, crisp, nice hop bite ending on a chocolate and coffee note. Love the balance of the coffee in this crispy pils. Well done

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
azzurro (154) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 14, 2017
Bold attempt for a pilsner. Got this one part of the 4-pack holiday season. Tasted it 6 months after being bottled, which is beyond the 4 months freshness recommendation on the bottle.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
omhper (24645) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 18, 2017
Keg at Ottawa Winter Brewfest. Disclaimer: This event used plastic cups, which may have prevented my ability to fully appreciate this beer. Hazy golden, rich head. Doughy coffee aroma. Mid dry with medium body and rounded mouthfeel. Dough, coffee and grass. Mid bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
northropfrye (3443) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 27, 2017
Clear yellow body, white head, some lacing. At first I thought the aroma was almost a jalapeno pepper or something, it was very herbal and grassy. But it was actually coffee. Taste is semi-sweet, with a touch of coffee, a bit watery. I’ve had other coffee-based pilsners. This one was okay, but odd and not entirely successful.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
reebtogi (6149) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 27, 2017
600ml bottle pours a slightly hazy golden orange colour with a finger and a half of white head that retains well and leaves some spotty lacing on the glass. Aroma is coffee and grass with some grainy notes. Taste is a grassy, spicy hop bitterness with a malty sweetness finishing with some coffee. Light bodied with good carbonation. Overall, this is a nicely done pilsener with the added bonus of a subtle coffee presence. Recommended.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
markas101 (2406) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JAN 23, 2017
Large bottle, Ann Arbor, MI via Mulmur. Medium gold, slight haze. Hoppy espresso aroma. Citrus and honey. Sweet then sharp. Coffee and honey battle it out on the finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hellonearth (150) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 20, 2017
UPDATED: JAN 20, 2017 Jaune un peu orangé voilé avec col semi-crémeux. Nez herbeux et caféiné. Au goût, on distingue nettement les deux goûts: une bonne pilsner et un café amer. Les saveurs se lient joyeusement. Facilement buvable, quoiqu’un 600 ml, bon, ça va aller. Vraiment intéressant de retrouver le goût de café dans autre chose qu’une stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
stef73 (613) - Trois-Rivieres, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 17, 2016
De couleur jaune-oranger avec beaucoup everfesssance et le col est blanc . On une Biere ou on n’a des de Cafe noir et un côté Malte . C est une Biere ou on n’a un mélange de Cafe noir avec un Malte . Le Cafe est pas trop présent et il est en fin de bouche . Cest une bonne Biere ,j’ai bien aimer .

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Freaky_tiki (1186) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 16, 2016
From 2016 Best of Beaus 4-pack. Pours canola yellow in the glass. Nice lacing. The good news is Ontario breweries are finally breaking out of the vice-grip of coffee stout/porters & are willing to mix it up with lighter hued brews with more shine. This is well crafted example of coffee infusion: a nicely made pils (not so easy to find in Ontario) with a nice bean roast. I think it’s balanced & hits the mark. Recommended. Appreciate the coffee boost tonight after a long week of drudgery at the education factory.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ljthiessen (1270) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - DEC 11, 2016
Bottle. Slightly cloudy golden pour with a rich white head. Aroma is mostly roasty, bitter espresso with hints of citrus and grains, a little nutty. Taste is sweeter than expected, a classic pilsner base but with a lot of interesting flavours layered in. Coffee is subtle in the taste, some grass, caramel and citrus notes. Definitely different, but pretty well balanced with nice coffee flavour, medium-sweet maltiness, a little bitterness with a slightly dry finish.

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